20 October, 2017

Ravi K Retains VIP Perks – Made Virtual Minister Of Rural Infrastructure Development

Resigned Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake has been appointed as the head of Rural Infrastructure Special Programme by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. According to a leaked letter this programme comes under Prime Minister’s Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs. Karunanayake who resigned two weeks ago is still using VIP security and vehicles like a powerful minster, sources close to Prime Minister’s office told Colombo Telegraph.

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    The true colours of Ranil W coming out…….

    I am so glad that CT is not under the thump of Ranil or one of his acolytes.

    Thank you for this expose!

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      Sir,
      Leading clowns of both UNP & SLFP believe citizens of this country are stupid. Who can blame them for that? They have been right on that for 70 years, since 1948. Even then, the utter contempt with which stupid masses of SL are being treated, by arrogant, cunning & aloof politicians, as evident in Marapana & RK matters are really shocking.
      Cheers!

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      The Culture of Impunity for Corrupt Politicians promoted by Ranil Wickramasinghe who is the Fountainhead of Corruption today in Sri Lanka must end!

      Colombo Civil society must lead the push to oust Ranil rather than distracting itself with UNHRC and the Human Rights show in Geneva which is sponsored by the same Government that protects the war criminal Gotabaya who signed their Defense Agreement and privatized Avant Guard!
      Sri Lanka civil society, Rajapakse and Ranil are all colonized by ‘aid’ from the US it seems!

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      Welcome to South Asia’s ‘Good Governance’

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      Adaderana and other news media including websites always WITHHOLDS the names of the CONVICTS OR ACCUSED FROM THE MAJORITY COMMUNITY I MEAN THE NAMES OF THE MAJORITY COMMUNITY.
      IS IT TO DO WITH BUDDHISM THAT THEY CAN KEEP ON COMMIT CRIMES BECAUSE THEY REMAIN ANONYMOUS.
      WHATS IT ABOUT ADADERANA AND OTHERS ARE YOU PROTECTING THE THIEVES , DRUGGIES AND THE MURDERERS???

      The name of the Army doctors son cheated the A/L exam papers recently the Teacher who got bribe of 25000 RS for admitting a child in her school, these names are withheld from the Public!!
      Why?? Why!! Is it a free TICKET TO COMMIT CRIMES ? Or iS IT written BY the MAHANAYAYAKES TO HIDE OR WITHHOLD THE CRIMINAL’S NAMEs Because they’re Buddhists , SO THAT THEY CAN COMMIT CRIMES REPEATEDLY WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS OF THE COUNTRY.??
      GIVING LICENCE TO KILL ???
      Shame on you SRILANKAN MEDIA PROTECTING THIEVES , MURDERERES AND DRUGGIES.
      WHY??

  • 20
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    This kind of after-process action is typical of RW. He has done this in the past, and there is no reason, why he should not continue to do so in the present government.
    The ONLy difference is that Chandrika K was the Executive President then, whilst My3 is the Executive president now.

    As such, the ONLY difference is RW’s approach is the response of the Executive President of the Republic of Sri Lanka.

    Ranil, whilst he peed in his pants when walking to an audience with Chandrika in 2003, has elevated himself to the vise versa with My3.

    All hope is lost with those 6. 3 Million voters who opted for a good-governance. My3 is the worst Executive President we’ve had thus far, and the BEST JOKE, is that he wants to continue to serve another term.

    My Sincere Condolences, My3, for your very falsified perception.

    Cheers to any other side,

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    no wonder he was following ranil like marys little lamb as everywhere ranil went ravi was sure to go
    why is the central bank not filing a money laundering case against mela

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    OK, it was just a matter of time until RK is back from the back benches, so I suppose there was no need to take away all the perks for only a couple of weeks.

    When can we expect WR to be back? I am sure everything will be back to normal soon, so what’s all this fuss about penthouses, Avant Garde & whatever accusations against WR? Will anything really change in this game which appears to be musical chairs?

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    Nothing wrong. People don’t realize the amount of work Ravi K did to unseat MaRa.

    1) He stood by Ranil when Sajith was gunning for Ranil’s head.
    2) Ravi K was instrumental in chasing away Wimal from JVP.
    3) Ravi K brought in money to UNP when it could not even pay its utility bills.
    4) Ravi K was instrumental in establishing Sobitha thero’s Purawasi Balaya.

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      ….. and that allows him to rob and plunder the poor tax payers money ? I can’t believe I am reading this !

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        Dear Nosey Parker, You better believe you are reading what you are reading!

        That, my dear NP, is what this country has come to! More than the politicians, its unbelievable that the people who can read and write cannot differentiate right from wrong.

        Pathetic, isn’t it?

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      “Ravi K Retains VIP Perks – Made Virtual Minister Of Rural Infrastructure Development”.

      If this statement is true, it tells us that some men in government have no conscience and others have no spine. Both are two halves of a very bad equation.

      Those who cannot recognize it, simply cannot differentiate right from wrong.

      That’s all.

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      S. Fernando, were u born to a human? How on earth you fool justify this damn stupidity of Ranil Ravi duo? SL never see the light with this kind of stupid Fernandos!

      Or else, Fernando, are you ridiculing the duo RR, in a very sarcastic way? ;-p

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        “S. Fernando, were u born to a human? “

        Max you appears to be not a SinhaLE. If in that case of Bugger, can you bugger off from Wild Life Sanctuary Lankawe and go to Buggers Land Australia?

        “SL never see the light with this kind of stupid Fernandos! “ You seems to be too worried man, But SL was given to birth only after the lights were put off. Why do you worry after 70 years for that?

        The Money paid to Ravi is now finished, I hear. If that is correct, find out some more money to Ravi or otherwise Tilak is going to come after you and your boss with one way ticket to Hague.

        Free media system is driving you crazy isn’t it Max. Otherwise you would write with common sense.

  • 14
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    Should have been fired him in to oblivion. This suggests his connection to RW in bond scam as someone feels guilty of making him the only fall guy. Let us have the mastermind out in he open!

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    Thieves are thieves. This guy admitted money-lanuderer. Why he is not in jail. Instead, indirectly he is enjoying ministerial priviledges or now, indirect minister post. Amazing thing will be People will vote to these people and they continue to plunder the country.

  • 12
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    What is so surprising??

    He will be back as a minister in 2018.

    Unfortunately all cash cows like SLT and Lotteries Board have been taken up by other ministers and hence he will have to look for other options to be tagged along with his new ministry.

    Interestingly no court or commission has found him guilty but had to resign on his own evidence !!!

    All his henchmen serving on company boards and corporation boards are now nervous and waiting until he is assigned a new ministry.

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    Why fuss about this issue!. If RK can do some constructive work for the country let him do it.

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      Constructive like the Bond Issue? :-)

      With constructive work like this, we don’t need destructive work to be done!

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      We also know Ranil is not what we expected . ! A total shame and waste of Time in this government.
      Nothing constructive under him to bring a change !! He’s going round and round the Mulberry bush until we all fall DOWN.
      WHAT A WASTER!!

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      Chamuditha Senanayaka: Why criminals in Welikada or Bogambara are not good, if they intend to do something good ha ?. What is the legal term for a convict for money laundering (even though Sri lankan law enforcment and Justice system is not capable of prosecuting and jailing VVIP conmen).

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        Jimmy, Nidhos kota nidahas from courts. Basta

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    To laugh or to cry
    The worst uncontrollable SLankan Army giving lecture calling for takers for their expertise to share!!
    Oh .!! What expertise he’s talking about the SL Army Commander?? Expertise on Rapes and Murder??

    On the subject of Sabotaging government’s efforts Weerabonkus is up again pooppooing government’s efforts to do different and better than Weerabonkus ‘s master ‘s past Plundering Murderous Regime!!
    Are they Punnakku eating Modayas??
    DO WE LAUGH OR CRY??? God ! Please give us Strength !!!!

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      Analyst: Just go back to Tamilnadu, your problems will be solved. At least you will have work as a dalit – coolie.

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        Jim soft head
        Why don’t you go to the Mahiyangana jungle wear your cloth and eat Punnakku, all your problems will be solved.
        Guess !! you may even be crowned the Vedda King while ŷou batting for Buddhism the remnant of Portuguese slave descendent???

  • 4
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    You cannot expect better from this MORON Ranil. All the Rogues, Corruption Politicians are protected by this despicable man. He is the one who is shielding those involved in the BOND SCAM. Ranil is no longer Mr. Clean.

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    The creation of a “Virtual Minister” (whatever it means) relegates the reason/s for RK’s resignation “virtual”. This beats the infamous “Virtual memory loss of another Minister” who was given several months of holiday in Singapore at Lankan taxpayer expense.
    Obscene obscene obscene

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    I think MY3 established CIABOC to protect his but. Now, it is backfired, thhey changed the Justice minister to another who has not done anything except occaional talking. Now, next thing we will here is she also did some jugglery and lot of money and govt properties aremissing and abused.

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    Considering Sri Lanka politics this is not even news. MP’s accused of drug dealings had more security and perks than this during the last govt.
    I know the argument will be that the last govt was corrupt and that’s why they were voted out but like everything else its easy to get into corruption but not that easy to get out.
    You got to have at least three govts or 14 where you consciously avoid corruption in order to at least minimize it to the standards of the developed world.

    Look how much is wasted on the Rajapaksa’s even under Yahapalanaya for their security and travel.
    CBK
    “I am not surprised that Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa is acting, as usual, as if the country owes him and his family special privileges that need not be given to any other Sri Lankan,” says former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

    Issuing a statement on the regularisation of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security detail, the former President said; “In September 2007, 15 months after my retirement, President Rajapaksa and his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was responsible for the entire security apparatus of the Sri Lankan State, instructed the relevant authorities to withdraw every single one of my Security personnel, all vehicles and weaponry. I was left without any Security for two months.”

    “The Special Committee of the Security Council studied my security needs after retirement and suggested that I be given a Security detail of 300 personnel with the required vehicles and weaponry. Acting on my usual principle of cutting down Government expenditure to the maximum, I rejected the Security Council proposal and agreed to only 150 personnel and 10 vehicles, including security vehicles.

    In September 2007, 15 months after my retirement, President Rajapaksa and his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was responsible for the entire security apparatus of the Sri Lankan State, instructed the relevant authorities to withdraw every single one of my Security personnel, all vehicles and weaponry. I was left without any Security for two months.”

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    “The worst uncontrollable SLankan Army giving lecture calling for takers for their expertise to share!!”

    What Sri Lanka wants to share is not methods of torturing but “How you keep all media in the dark”, “Creating medical reports that follow military objectives” and “How you finance the purchase of the judiciary off budgets”

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    “Rural Infrastructure Development” >>>>Ranil missed a trick here. There are two ministerial post here. (1).Rural Development Minister(2) Rural Infrastructure Minister>>>Aiyo this is the difference between Ranil and Mahinda>>>>. Mahinda would have created 3 ministerial posts. (a)Rural Devloepment (b) Infrastructure development(c)Rural infra structure >>>>

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    Unbelievable. Whatever favors Ravi K has done for Ranil and the UNP, it does not warrant rewarding him with yet another plum job, just after he was forced to resign having been found out that he had stooped to unethical practices. Ranil is showing the country, that he does not expect his Ministers and Officials to adhere to higher standards, and if they are found to resort to corruption, they will ultimately be rewarded later.

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    What a disgrace politician shame on him he would have resign and walk away if he has dignity and honest .

    These are the bunch of crooks ,got doubt how his wife got flat without knowing anything about it.
    Will see how many priest will ban him to temples and truth?

    Or give him the budha sasana miinistry

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    “Rural infrastructure special program……………” doesn’t mean anything. It is just a bogus ‘title’ for Ravi K to continue to enjoy perks of office as a minister.
    It is like, say “Minister of Regional Development” – title of the field-marshal’s earlier portfolio.
    In Sri Lanka, politicians do not have to explain, and are not responsible to anyone.
    The best job for an illiterate person, is to become a Sri Lanka MP – you start off with the Rs 40 Million bonanza from sale of the duty free car permit – which, if invested is a lifelong “pension” in addition to the parliamentary pension after 5 years of ‘service’.

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    The whole political system is in mess.rid of prez all we need is parliamentary system.then only PM can make firm decision ,at present they rely on each orther in order to keep their possition so for lot of things eye goes blind and don’t know anything.

    The attitude towards minorities has to be changed accept as we all sri lankans. Other wise you lot digging own grave in the name of survivors of Buddha.

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    Ranil W. is deeply indebted to Ravi K., so he has to look after Ravi K ! regardless of the damage done to the country. To hell with the country.

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    Everybody who call Ranil as Mr Clean are idiots. This man is one of the biggest crooks but smart enough to hide them from general public.

    On the one hand he says that his party introduced a new culture by getting a fraudster resign from cabinet and then provide the thief with perks equivalent to a Minisrer from TAX PAYERS MONEY.

    Why would he do it unless Ranil himself is involved in yhis scam.

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    Penthouse Ravi Needs PM Ranil and PM Ranil needs Penthouse Ravi!

    And Tissa Attanayake, accused of Forgery, is reported to be marking time to return to the UNP.

    Seems R.W. is determined to prove how UNITED the UNP is and how important Devious Characters are to keep the UNP United!!

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    ranil can do whatever he wants now,but come the LG and PC elections,he will have to resign as leader after the resounding defeat of the UNP. or will he still try to cling on after that?Might find the slope quite slippery to cling onto this time.Karu will have to take over as the stop gap leader.

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    It shows without even trace of doubt that RW is corrupt and had a hand in the CB fiasco with 2 other ROYALISTS namely RK and Arjun. Either Ranil is a passive crook allowing other people to steal or has a blind spot for ROYALISTS or Lawyers! All in all he is corrupt whether having blind spots or passive! He probably has another Achilies heal which may be legal in today’s context. Better take your clean coat off and prove you are better than MR. At least MR wore a dirty cloak and was blind to that!!!

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      How quaint and pretentious. Half a century after declaring a DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC we still persist in calling Government School No 1…………’Royal’.

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      ” had a hand in the CB fiasco”
      maybe both hands even who knows.

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    It is getting clearer by the day that Ranil is nowhere near as smart as his uncle JRJ.

    Has this country and its people, over-estimated his worth?

    One thing he has foregone for sure is the name ‘ Mr Clean’. That’s gone down the river.

    It is just a matter of time before he gets swept away from the whirlpool of politics. He has made too many Montessori class mistakes.

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    This proves beyond doubt that thae LEADER OF THE BOND SCAM SCHEEMER IS RANIL. So he has to save Ravi in order to safeguard his respectability(IF THERE IS ANY?).Sirisena is also in the soup of BOND SCAM and that’s the very reason he dissolved the Parliament immediately FIRT when it came to light!!!

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    Within one or two months of EP election (2015), UNP looted through CB and New Royals looted through Rice Mill appointments. There is power (or money) balance established so the Yahapalanaya elements of SLFP dogs won’t eat UNP dog & SLFP dos won’t eat UNP dogs, on looting the government.

    Days before Deal were dismissed by UNP back benchers, Deal revealed that they called him for a meeting and accused him of not having the AG department expedited the investigations; particularly on Old Royals. So when Deal was leaving, he stated famously ” All the past Justice Ministers were accused of interfering with AG Department’s investigation, but I am the only one accused of not interfering with AG’s department investigations”

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    Irrelevant of blaming that Deal protected Old Royals, it’s understood even when Ranil was the opposition leader, Ranil was/is determined to protect Old Royals – not a secret – but even an election promise to protect war Heroes. Now, though Deal’s departure did not scare Old King, as he had obtained promise under oath from Ranil on the night of January 8th, in Temple Tree House before he ran out of there. But those kinds of assurance are not available to New King from Ranil. It bothers New King. That is one of the reason he fired Dilrukshi. Even while under Old King, New King was determined to protect him. He did know that putting him in Defense Ministry was mainly to transfer all the accusation on him on the last resort, if Old Royals failed to protect themselves. He left SLFP and stood as UNP –CC candidate for EP election to save him and the New Son Prince form the missiles that were being deployed targeting him. So, to ensure his protection, this is how played New King played his chess. Thalatha is not going to get the AG department. It is going to New King. So why did UNP dismissed Deal? An eyewash to Modayas and IC

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    It’s despicable and dishonorable to say the least. This type of double game could be seen from the inception of this rainbow government. This government could not have done any thing worse than this where a fired minister is given another escalated position with perks. Who said you cannot fool all the people all the time? Well, Sri Lanka is an exception!

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